I love flowers so much and wanted to share with you some of the beauty happening here in northern Illinois. I spied a tiny patch of violets growing off the side of the road while out on a walk today. Well, it’s been so long since I’ve seen a violet that I just had to stop and pick a small bunch. They needed some company in their vase and our purple phlox just started blooming. They make great neighbors, don’t you think? And… they are soooo pretty and sweet smelling. While I was at it, I grabbed a pair of scissors and snipped some blossoms off of our pink magnolia tree. They have a slightly grape fragrance to them and are so sweet to look at. I love bringing a bit of nature inside.